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San Martino Winery North of Rockwall

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 If you are looking for that special hideaway from your busy life that is only a few minutes away, I can not think of a better place than San Martino Winery located north of the City of Rockwall on Hwy 205.

They are open Thursday thru Sunday and if you are looking for a quiet time its yours to find inside by the fireplace or outside on the patio and deck.  Buy the glass or purchase a bottle, bring some food, shucks bring a freind or two and you will have a great time.

Now if meeting a larger group people like yourself who love wine is what you crave, then you can find that also at one of their many events.   In August you can attend the Harvest Fest where you get the opportunity to pick grapes, crush them like Lucille Ball and get a tour of the facilities. Or you can celebrate the release of a new wine like this years Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Reserve by attending a wine tasting of Cabernet Sauvignons from across the US.

And if music combined wine is what you seek then you can enjoy small bands from across the metroplex a couple times a month.  Its free, the music is great, lots of food be shared among friends, and the wine .. oh ya the wine, what more can I say.

While you are there make sure you ask the wine maker, Emilio Ramos a question or two about wine or wine making. He loves to share and you can not find a better host than himself and his partner Maria Perez.

 Emilio was raised on a winery in northern Spain and he beleives in a more traditional way of making wine.  No bulk orders of juice turned out in 6 to 9 months for him. Emilio say he makes handcrafted Texas wines using modern techniques.  Close to 90% of the grapes he uses comes from Texas and I can attest to the handcrafted part.

I am fortunate that he lets me volunteer my time and sweat along with others during the picking, crushing, pressing and bottling of his wines.  So if you see me there at the winery drinking some wine, make sure you say hello.  I would love the opportunity to buy you a glass.

You can visit the winery at San Martino Winery


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